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Serial #: 67936
Construction #: CV-483
Civilian Registration:
  CF-IFW
  N3202
  C-GFFC
Model(s):
  PBV-1A
  OA-10A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy?
Last info: 2004

 

 

History:
Delivered to USAAF as 44-33972.
Registered as CF-IFW by ??, 19??.
Northern Wings Ltd, Quebec, Quebec, 1965.
Universal Air Leasing Co, Grand Blanc, MI, 1969.
- Registered as N3202.
Flying Fireman, Victoria, BC, June 1975-1988.
- Registered as C-GFFC.
- Flew as tanker #6.
Awood Air Ltd, Victoria, BC, 1988-1989.
Robert P. Schlaefli/SLAFCO Inc., Moses, WA, 1991-2004.

 

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Bureau #: 48426
Construction #: 1788
Civilian Registration:
  N31235
Model(s):
  PBY-5A
  Steward-Davis Super Cat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2003
  History:
USN Department, Washington, DC, 1952-1955.
- Registered as N31235.
- Operated by Transocean Airlines, Oakland, CA, Apr. 1952.
- Operated for Trust Territory Air services, Guam, 1952-1955.
-- Forced landing, 275 mi. west of San Francisco, Sept. 30, 1955.
-- Recovered by ship and badly damaged.
Long Beach Aeromotive Inc, CA, 1956.
- Rebuilt.
C.S. Bearson, 1956.
R. Lyle Golding, Long Beach, CA, 1956-1958.
Pacific Airlines, /San Francisco, CA, 1958-1961.
Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines, Juneau, AK, 1961.
Alaska Coastal Airlines, Juneau, AK, 1963-1966.
Alaska Airline, Inc, Seattle, WA, 1969.
Robert P. Schlaefli/SLAFCO, Moses Lake, WA, 1972-1999.
- Flown as tanker #80 (later #98).
Carmacks Commercial Corp, Anchorage, AK, Nov. 2003.
 

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Bureau #: 64034
Construction #: 2104
Civil Registry:
  N2886D
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Sunk
Last info: 1985
History:
Burson Associates Inc, Columbia, CA, 1963-1966.
- Registered as N2886D.
Sis-Q Flying Service Inc, Santa Rosa, CA, 1969-1972.
- Tanker #E49.
Robert P. Schlaefli/SLAFCO, Pt. Orchard, WA, 1978-1992.
- Tanker #E49.
- Sank in lake, Northport, WA, July 29, 1985.
 

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Bureau #: 21232
Construction #:
  CV-548
Civilian Registration:
  N5609V
  CF-GHU
  N2763A
Model(s):
  PBY-5A
  Steward-Davis Super Cat
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 2004
  History:
Paul Mantz Aviation, 1947-1949.
- Registered as N5609V.
International Aviation Corp, Glendale, CA, 1949-1951.
Queen Charlotte Airlimnes, Vancouver, BC, 1951-1957.
- Registered as CF-GHU.
- Flew as "Kitmat Queen".
Pacific Western Airlines, Vancouver, BC, 1957.
Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines, Juneau, AK, 1957-1963.
- Registered as N2763A.
Alaska Coastal Airlines, Juneau, AK, 1966.
Alaska Airline, Inc, Seattle, WA, 1969.
Antilles Air Boats Inc, St. Thomas, USVI, 1970-1973.
Marine Associates, Worcester, MA 1978.
- Withdrawn from use and stripped, Watsonville, CA, 1978-1980.
Gerald W. Todd, Santa Cruz, CA, Apr. 8, 1981.
Robert P. Schlaefli/SLAFCO, Moses Lake, WA, 1984-2002.
PBY Memorial Association, Seattle, WA, 2002.
Noted stored at Moses Lake, WA, Aug. 2004.
Charles Nichols, Baldwin Park, CA, Dec. 2005.
 

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Bureau #: 64107
Construction #: 2177
Civ. Reg.: N9825Z
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 2004
  History:
NASM Washington, DC, 1965
- Reported as stored.
Florida Forestry Board, Tallahassee, FL, 1966-1972.
- Registered as N9825Z.
Robert P. Schlaefli/SLAFCO, Moses Lake, WA, 1978-1992.
- Flew as tanker #158.
- Open storage, 1990-2000.
Frederick C. Peterson, Issaquah, WA, Feb. 22, 2000-2004.
- Under restoration to military configuration.
Noted stored, Moses Lake, WA, Aug. 2004.
 

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Bureau #: 34027
Construction #: 1581
Civil Registration:
  N9505C
Model: PBY-5A, Super Cat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 1999

 

History:
Alcan Airways, Kingman, AZ, 1866
- Registered as N9505C.
- Flew as tanker #9.
Intercapital Inc, Las Vegas, NV, 1969.
Robert P. Schlaefli/SLAFCO, Moses Lake, WA, 1972-1999.
- Flown as tanker #53.
- Used in movie "Always".
- Sold at auction for $165,000.